Since 1980, nationals from Tanzania have been sponsored by the Australian Government through the Australia Awards to Study in Australia. Applicants from Tanzania are eligible to apply for Masters and Short Course Awards.


Australia Awards Scholarships (Masters level)


Applications are now closed.


Priority areas are:

  • Agricultural Productivity (Including transformation of agriculture for food self-sufficiency and export; development of irrigation particularly in selected agricultural corridors, and high-value crops including horticulture, floriculture, spices, vineyards)
  • Extractives (including oil and gas)
  • Public Policy (Human capital and skills development, with an emphasis on science, technology and innovation, tourism, trade and financial services,)


Applications will also be considered in the following sectors:

  • Disability Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Health
  • Industrial Development (including industries that use locally produced raw materials such as textiles, fertiliser, cement, coal, iron and steel, as well as using public-private partnerships)
  • Infrastructure (Including large investments in energy, transport infrastructure (port, railway, roads, air transport), water and sanitation and ICT)


Australia Awards Short Courses


Applications are now closed.

Priority areas are:


Australia Awards Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Applications are now closed.
Priority areas are:



Tanzania Alumni

A significant number of Tanzanian alumni are employed in senior positions in a range of government ministries, including, for example, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Livestock Development, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Planning Commission within the President’s Office, and the Assistant to Second Vice President in the Office of the Second Vice President, Zanzibar.


To become a member or to learn more about the Tanzania Australia Alumni Association contact Dr Charles Makasi on charlesemakasi@gmail.com.


For more information about alumni activities in Africa supported under Australia Awards, visit the Stay Connected section of this website.